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Commercial vehicles for TT (and almost TT)

Posted: Mon Dec 19, 2011 9:31 am
by Arseny
Every freight station must have some trucks, vans or pickups for delivery.

So I want to show you some TT (or almost TT) vehicles suitale for TT:
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1) 1946-1949 International K-serie truck ("kitbashed" model using Russian ZiS-150. Tanker truck, tractor with semi-trailer, and delivery van are available too)

2) 1956 Ford F pickup from Mini-Things

3) 1941 Ford delivery van from Fine N scale (it is declared as N, but suitable for TT). Tractor with semi-trailer is also available.

4) Volkswagen Transporter van

5) 1934 Ford pickup from Fine N scale (it is declared as N, and it is a little bit small for TT, but I hope I can use it for background). In fact, I am sure, it is 1935 or 1936 Ford, not 1934.

Also I have 1940 Ford woodie station wagon and 1948 Federal Model 65 truck, "kitbashed" model using Russian YaAZ, but I did not photo them.

Re: Commercial vehicles for TT (and almost TT)

Posted: Tue Dec 20, 2011 11:39 pm
by ConducTTor
You should make a city layout. With all the autos you have, place them on the streets. A single rail line can go down the middle of a one of your streets - this would be correct to the era you're modeling. It would be a very easy way to showcase all your cars/trucks/buses etc. with a train as well. It could also be relatively small.

Re: Commercial vehicles for TT (and almost TT)

Posted: Wed Dec 21, 2011 8:32 am
by Arseny
Yes, it's a good idea, thank you!

But I need a lot of American-style buildings to build a city... where should I take them from?.. :think:
Maybe I'll try to build some J.E.Harmon's paper buildings, but I am afraid they will not look good. Maybe I'll use Auhagen's widows and doors for them.

Maybe I can use some Auhagen's or Vollmer's or so German-style buildings to model some city in ethnic German region, somewhere in Pennsylvania or Wisconsin, or so. But even in this case I need some American-style buildings too!

Maybe I can use some N-scale buildings, if I find oversized ones.

I think I'll combine all these methods.
I am afraid I have not a lot of space for layout, so I'll build a tiny one, maybe 1*0.5 meters.

I'll try to build a freight station somewhere at the city's outskirts. I want to use Busch's freight house (Busch 8771), hope it will be suitable as American one.
Busch's freight house
Busch's freight house
And maybe some Auhagen's industrial buildings too - hope the factories are almost the same anywhere in the world.
And a city street somewhere near it.
I think it is a good place to use trucks!

But when I published my photo, I wanted just show you that there are some opportunities to model commercial transport as scenery in American TT too! Not only railway wagons and passenger autos.

Re: Commercial vehicles for TT (and almost TT)

Posted: Wed Dec 21, 2011 8:08 pm
by ConducTTor
Dunno much about buildings either. Do you follow the German guys who do US models on tt-board (taxari, jpachl, MacG, etc.)? They have a couple of long running topics there with a lot of information in them.

Re: Commercial vehicles for TT (and almost TT)

Posted: Thu Dec 22, 2011 2:11 am
by Arseny
Alas, I do not know German...

Re: Commercial vehicles for TT (and almost TT)

Posted: Thu Dec 22, 2011 2:21 am
by ConducTTor
Me neither except for a few key words like "prost" :) use a translator for the site - that's what I do.

Re: Commercial vehicles for TT (and almost TT)

Posted: Thu Dec 22, 2011 6:39 pm
by Zs12
Arseny wrote:Maybe I can use some Auhagen's or Vollmer's or so German-style buildings to model some city in ethnic German region, somewhere in Pennsylvania or Wisconsin, or so. But even in this case I need some American-style buildings too! ... I am afraid I have not a lot of space for layout, so I'll build a tiny one, maybe 1*0.5 meters.
I think the NA buildings are noticeable different to the europeans in some aspects, but you can may kitbash some commercial models?! For a small street scenery like this you'll rarely need whole buildings, mostly just frontages and/or sides and roofs. And why not using the B.T.S. wood buildings? You can modify them too.

Re: Commercial vehicles for TT (and almost TT)

Posted: Fri Dec 23, 2011 2:31 am
by Arseny
lüTTe wrote:I think the NA buildings are noticeable different to the europeans in some aspects
Yes, of course.
But I know there are a lot of ethnic Germans in Pennsylvania or Wisconsin or North Dakota, or some other states.
Maybe some of them built their houses in german style?..
lüTTe wrote:but you can may kitbash some commercial models?!
Maybe. Do you mean TT-scale European models, or H0 or N-scale American models?
lüTTe wrote:And why not using the B.T.S. wood buildings? You can modify them too.
I've found very few BTS TT-scale buildings. No city bulidings; only station building, locomotive shed and some railway company building. Do you mean one of them, or maybe there are some other BTS TT-scale building that I didn't notice?

Re: Commercial vehicles for TT (and almost TT)

Posted: Fri Dec 23, 2011 2:44 pm
by TinGoat
I think NA buildings are less ornate and more drab than the European buildings.

Take the European buildings and give them flat roofs. Cut off the filigree and gingerbread.

If you don't flatten the roofs, you should at least lower the pitch and get rid of the dormers.

Re: Commercial vehicles for TT (and almost TT)

Posted: Fri Dec 23, 2011 4:20 pm
by Arseny
TinGoat wrote:If you don't flatten the roofs, you should at least lower the pitch and get rid of the dormers.
What do you think about Vollmer's buildings?
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